The Next Web posted a good article about why iOS 7 icons look so different. This part in particular caught my attention:
The work on design and development is still going full tilt, and what was presented this week is firmly a ‘work in progress’.
I love the changes to iOS 7, but frankly some of the icons look amateurish and are a little embarrassing. I’ve made nearly 50 icons in my career, and some of these look like the ones I made when I was inexperienced and overly enamored with Photoshops gradients and filters.